This Is The 755 Hp 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

In 1998, the National Corvette Museum (NCM) began a tradition called the Birthday Bash to give Corvette fans a peek at next year’s models. For the 20th year, the Birthday Bash tradition continues with the unveiling of the 2019 Corvettes. The big news this year was the introduction of the 2019 ZR1 coupe and convertible. As in previous years, a large number of GM engineers, designers and plant production employees from Michigan and Kentucky explained the model year changes.

Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Chevrolet Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles detailed the design, performance, options and pricing for Corvette’s new supercar. The presentation took place in front of a large crowd in the NCM conference center. The ZR1 is available in two trim levels—1ZR and 3ZR—and every new ZR1 customer receives a free Ron Fellows Spring Mountain (www.springmountainmotorsports.com) two-day driving school certificate. The school includes one night lodging and food, but not transportation. The 1ZR is available with black interior only and the base price for the coupe is $119,995 and $123,995 for the convertible. The 3ZR option is available with any interior color and is base-priced at $129,995 (coupe) and $133,995 (convertible). A 755hp LT5 engine includes a larger 2.65-liter R2650 supercharger. Clearance for this supercharger is gained by cutting an opening into the hood. It is 73mm taller than the LT4 Z06 engine. A carbon-fiber attachment covers the supercharger when the hood is closed. The engine produces 715 lb-ft of torque and pushes the ZR1 top speed above 214 mph with the low rear wing. Multiple engine coolers are used to keep the LT5 temps down during street and track duties. Performance is amazing, 0-60 in 2.85 seconds, 0-100 in 6.0 seconds and 10.6-second quarter-mile times. The ZR1 includes these exterior features:

Visible Carbon Fiber splitter/spoiler/rocker/wicker bill

Modified Carbon Fiber front splitter to balance the rear wing

Visible Carbon Fiber roof with body color surround-coupe

Carbon Fiber tonneau inserts-convertible

Specific carbon fiber halo hood/engine cover

Specific wider front fenders

New front fascia/grill for cooling

Carbon fiber rear aero wing

Specific fender and rear badges

Carbon fender and quarter vents

Unique wheel design 19x10 front and 20x12 rear

Wheels available in Pearl Nickel/Carbon Flash/Satin Graphite/Chrome

Blue and black brake calipers standard or gray/yellow/red as options

The ZTK Track Performance Package lists for $2,995 and includes unique adjustments to the chassis and to the Magnetic Ride Control. Michelin Cup Tires, high downforce aero wing, front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps are also included. This option is not intended for top speed, but offers more precise handling on a road course.

The ZLZ Sebring Orange Design Package requires the 3ZR trim level and retails for $6,995. It includes;

Sebring Orange Exterior Tint

Gloss Black Badges

Orange painted stripes on Carbon Fiber Rockers and Splitter

Black suede with Orange stitching interior

Orange seat belts

Orange brake calipers

Carbon Flash Wheels

Optional Jake hood graphics

Black Roof bow graphic-coupe

Interior bronze aluminum trim

Corvette ended its fifth year of C7 production in January 2018 with a total of 9,686 units built. Production for the 2019 Corvettes began on January 29, 2018, for Stingray, Grand Sport and Z06 models. ZR1 production began on March 5 and their colors are applied in the new Bowling Green paint facility. This lengthened production schedule is nearly seven months earlier than previous model changeovers. Attendees were puzzled at this news, but excited to be able to inspect the 755hp ZR1. Two new colors were introduced at the Bash: G7S Elkhart Blue (replaces GTR Admiral Blue) and GJI Shadow Gray (replaces G7Q Watkins Glen Gray). Both can be ordered now. In addition to the two new colors, Arctic White, Black, Torch Red, Ceramic Gray, Long Beach Red, Blade Silver, Sebring Orange and Racing Yellow are in the 2019 color lineup. White and Black continue to be the most popular colors. The M5U eight-speed automatic transmission is nearing an 80 percent install rate for every Corvette built. At this install rate the automatic might become standard and the seven-speed manual optional, time will tell.

The 2019 Corvette Magnetic Ride Control has received calibration upgrades. These changes can be added to any 2014-’18 Corvette by your local dealer if fitted with these options:

2014-’18 Stingray with Z51 FE4

2016-’18 Stingray with FE2

2017-’18 Grand Sport FE6 and FE7 (Z07)

2015-’18 Z06 FE6 and FE7 (Z07)

Every 2019 Corvette is filled with 0W-40 oil that can be used for the street or track. For a limited time customers can visit the Performance Build Center (PBC) at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant to help construct their own Z06 or ZR1 engines. For more information on Corvettes new supercar go to www.chevrolet.com.

During the Bash, the PBC assembled and disassembled an LT4 engine from top to bottom. Other activities included a celebrity car show and classroom sessions by Corvette Certified Technician Paul Koerner. Enthusiasts also enjoyed numerous guided road tours, a Ladies Oasis and an expanded Garage Party with women from the GM Corvette Team. The NCM Motorsports Park also had many driving activities during the Bash. Plan on attending the 2019 event, perhaps a new model Corvette will be available for your inspection. For more museum news go to www.corvettemuseum.org. Vette

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From every angle, the ZR1 has a mean, aggressive look. The functional rear wing keeps the rear wheels planted during hard cornering and the front splitter prevents front-end lift at speed. The raised hood accommodates the supercharger, which is 73mm taller than the one found on the LT4 Z06.

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The major changes to the C7 body panels occur at the front. The large air openings in the front fascia allow ample cooling for air to rush through the multiple coolers that are hidden behind the bumper. The fenders are 1/2-inch wider to help manage the airflow.

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Visibility with the ZTK wing is adequate; however, loading luggage into the rear compartment can be tricky.

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While driving on the NCM Motorsports Park racetrack, the aggressive ZTK aero package helped push the ZR1 body onto the racing surface. The large rear wing reduces the ZR1’s top speed to 208 mph. Still fast enough to get the groceries quickly.

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This Blade Silver 3ZR convertible is fitted with the less aggressive rear spoiler and Pearl Nickel ZR1 wheels. Top speed is reduced below 200 mph on this version, because of its less aerodynamic roof design.

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Here’s a close up view of the standard ZR1 wing. It bolts directly to the rear spoiler, which in turn is bolted to the rear frame structure of the car. This is the standard wing that comes with every ZR1 unless the ZTK option is selected.

Source : http://www.superchevy.com/events/1805-2019-zr1-adds-755-hp-to-lineup/

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